National Covid-19 committee issues new regulations on quarantine
The Saigon Times
|A police officer seen at a checkpoint. The national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control has sent an urgent dispatch issuing new regulations on quarantine and post-quarantine monitoring – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – The national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control has sent an urgent dispatch issuing new regulations on quarantine and post-quarantine monitoring to enhance efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
The provincial and municipal governments were tasked with directing the competent forces to quarantine those who enter the country for at least 14 days and monitor them at their homes or residences for another 14 days after they end their quarantine period.
Concentrated quarantine centers were asked to install cameras and connect them with the surveillance system of the Ministry of Information and Communications, the local media reported.
Besides, the localities were told to map out detailed plans for discharging people who complete their quarantine period and transporting them to their residences and hometowns. They were asked to commit to adopting anti-Covid-19 measures, self-monitoring their health condition and informing the local authorities after returning from quarantine centers.
Apart from informing medical workers about their health condition each day, they were required not to leave their residence or houses. In case they need to go to work, they must inform the police, local healthcare centers and strictly follow Covid-19 safety protocols, including avoiding mass gatherings and wearing face masks.
In addition, people who are discharged from quarantine centers must undergo a Covid-19 test on the seventh day of their 14-day self-quarantine period at home.
The provincial and municipal departments of Health were asked not to receive people who return to their residence or hometown after completing the quarantine period at concentrated quarantine centers if there are no sufficient documents related to the handover and transport solutions.
The documents must comprise a list of people who have completed their quarantine period along with their phone numbers, email and residential addresses and photos of relevant papers such as a confirmation of completing the quarantine period and certificates with the negative Covid-19 test results.
The provincial and municipal steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control were required to regularly check the compliance with quarantine regulations every 15 days at each quarantine center.
The Ministry of Public Security was told to direct the police of provinces and cities to work with health agencies to monitor self-quarantine operations.